Chef and Restaurateurs Simon and Penny Rogan have confirmed that a permanent site of cult pop-up Roganic on Blandford Street, London will be opening on the 9th January 2018. The restaurant previously received high-acclaim and, upon its return, will be bringing elements of L’Enclume, Simon’s two Michelin star restaurant in the Lake District, to London. Roganic will run alongside Aulis London, his development kitchen and eight seat chef’s table which opened in Soho on 14th October.
Roganic will be characterised by a forward-thinking and imaginative menu, using only the freshest and most exceptional array of produce from the best suppliers around the country, including Simon’s ‘Our Farm’ in The Lake District. A unique offering in the capital, Roganic promises to be a renaissance of the original pop-up and will deliver an informed dining experience, serving innovative dishes that draw upon Simon’s trademark visionary and pioneering cooking.
The team will comprise members of the original Roganic line up, amongst other past and present Rogan employees. This includes Oliver Marlow as Head Chef, and James Foster who will be managing the restaurant as GM.
Simon says “We really enjoyed being there first time around and it feels so right to be back. We are looking forward to a new start in the New Year. I have always admired the site and feel that it’s the perfect location for us. In Oli I have one of the most talented guys who came up through my kitchens and likewise James is an excellent appointment. I’m very excited for what the future holds with them and Harry Guy heading up London operations. We had so much fun last time Roganic was in London and I’m confident that the second time around will be no different.”
Simon and Penny Rogan acquired the site, previously L’Autre Pied Restaurant, on Blandford Street for Roganic, which will join Simon’s existing sites – two Michelin-starred L’Enclume, neighbourhood restaurant Rogan & Co, development kitchen Aulis at L’Enclume and the newly launched Aulis London which is serving as a development kitchen for Roganic.